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XTERRA Georgia Thrills in the Hills

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Location: Winder, Georgia

Race Date: 9/26/14

Course Type: Trail

Race Distance: 1/2 Marathon, Marathon

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added on 10/12/08 by Dirty Spokes Productions

This is great single and double track off-road running experience at Fort Yargo State Park. The race will start on the powerlines (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, climbs, single track, double track, roots with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to 'ditch the city'. Nestled in the woods of suburban Atlanta lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 13.1 miles will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget your in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed 'Ditch the City'. (from the official race website)

210 S. Broad Street

Winder, Georgia 30680

(Entrance "B")

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Chris Barber on 3/1/09
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Review: The trail is used for mountain biking and is highly trafficked so the trail floor was good ole?「どィび「 Georgia red clay. The start was wide enough to allow for runner?「どィび「s to space out for the first 800 meters, then it?「どィび「s 95% singletracks?「どィャカdot com. The only points that weren?「どィび「t singletrack were the longer hills traveling up the power lines which worked great for the course on this wet morning. These hills had grass on the sides of the double-track trail which made going up the hills a little more bearable. Three water and Gatorade stations spread out enough that you we still able to get your time in by yourself on the trail. Overall, the best thing about the course was that it was rolling, allowing you to keep a fast, rhythmical pace.

The race was also very well organized. It looked like the 400-500 people who registered, showed up for the race even in such harsh conditions! Race registration was the smoothest I have ever seen it. I was a race day entry and they got me an ankle chip and a number, although they did run out of ankle chips for some race day entries, within 7 minutes of me getting there and this was less than an hour until the race start! They probably could have used a couple more porta-potties but I?「どィび「ve never been to a race that didn?「どィび「t have a long line to use the restroom. However, there was an abundance of woods if you had an emergency. Interesting huh? My favorite thing about the race organization was how quickly they printed out unofficial results. They had the times posted about 30 minutes after the first finisher! Just enough time to enjoy some fruit and Gatorade and talk to other runners. Mixed crowd, all types of runners; all had extremely dirty calves.

Overall, this is a great race and trail to run. I drove an hour to the race this morning but I would travel at least 2 to run this race! If you live in Georgia and don?「どィび「t run this next year you are lame. I?「どィび「m cool. I ran it.

Year: 2009

Total races: 100

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